Team 1138-G Wins VEX Online Challenge and Qualifies for Worlds


Members of Team 1138-G at a November 2015 tournament in Granada Hills. photo: Cliff William Photography

Until today, Chaminade’s first all-girl VEX robotics team, 1138-G had not yet qualified for VEX Worlds, desipite winning multiple awards throughout the tournament season. This changed when the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC) announced the winners of their 2016 Online Challenges.

Team 11-38-G won the STEM Educational Video Challenge for their video, “Guide to Tournament Conduct.” With this win, the team also qualifies for VEX Worlds, which will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from April 20 to 23.

All of Eagle Engineering’s online challenges were created as full, Team 1138 effort, and were led by Special Projects Director, Ryan Lim ’17. Each entry was submitted under a randomly assigned individual sub-team. Teams 1138-A and 1138-G made it into the top 10 for their entries, and 1138-A’s video, “VRC Promote Award Challenge” finished in second. Video entries were directed and produced by Eagle Engineering’s Video Director, Chris Grabow ’17. His team provided help, including a large amount of assistance from Connor Morse ’19.

On Saturday, March 5, Teams 1138-A and 1138-B will compete at the Central California State Championship.

Middle School Robotics head to California State Championship

The Middle School VEX Robotics Team 83 had an outstanding showing at the California Academy of Math and Science in Carson. The team made it into the finals and received the Overall Excellence Award. Christina Najm ’17 and Yuri Lim ‘17 have qualified for the California State Championship, which will be held in Santa Clara on March 15 and 16.  Congratulations to the girls, moderator Mrs. Najm, and coach Patrice Galliath on a job well done!